Almajiri schools promises to key into PLANE intervention in Kaduna
By: Our Correspondent
Tsangaya popularly known as ‘Almajiri schools’ has promised to Keyed into the Partnership for Learning for All (PLANE) intervention in Kaduna state, by teaching some basic subjects of western education in addition to the teaching of Qur’anic education to their students.
A teacher in one of the Tsangaya School in Kauru Local Government Areas of the state Mallam Iliyasu Abubakar asserted this during the Community early visitation and celebration of the 2023 International Day of Education with theme “To invest in people, prioritize education” held in kauru on 25th January, 2023
According to him the introducing some of the subjects in Tsangaya schools will provide the opportunity for pupils to learn both religious and western knowledge to relate with others in this century, hence the need to be carried along with the intervention
Responding Community Mobilization Coordinator of Save the Children for PLANE project Kaduna, Michael Ochie Andrew expressed joy over the plead by the Almajiri schools desires to be carried along, saying they are already part of the intervention.
According to him, PLANE is a seven-year education programme funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to invest in more inclusive and effective education system in Nigeria.
He explained that the project worked to deliver a more inclusive and effective education system and improve learning outcomes for students in their pre-primary and primary years and Kauru and Soba Local Government Areas of the state will benefit from the project.
In his remarks Education Coordinator of Save the Children for PLANE project, Ayuba Usman explained that, “PLANE focuses on improving basic education and tackling fundamental system constraints by raising the quality of teaching and learning for foundational skills.
“It also supports improvements in school management and teaching colleges; supporting the state’s education sector through policy formulation, budgeting, and management reforms.
“It also unlocks governance bottlenecks to support improvements in frontline education delivery.”
He stressed that students who will benefit from the intervention will be selected by from the community and teachers and community, religious leaders will also be key actors to ensure fairness.
Earlier, the Chairman, Kauru Local Government Area Chiroma Bishir Dawaki thanked SCI FCDO for implementing the PLANE programme in the Local Government.
Dawaki who was represented by the Supervisory Councillors Works Sani Hassan Dogara pledged that the LGA would mobilise relevant stakeholders to ensure the effective implementation of the programme in Kauru
Similarly, the Education Secretary of the Local Government Area Sabo Panga said that the PLANE programme would significantly help in tackling some challenges affecting the Local government education sector.